Dozier’s BBQ

Dozier's BBQ barbecue tray
Ed Dozier opened a tiny meat market in the then rural town of Fulshear in 1954; current pitmaster Jim Buchanan is adding new pits and techniques to restore this classic joint to its former glory.

Most Houstonians know Fulshear as a sleepy farming town west of the city, but a trip there today reveals a bustling suburban community that’s about to swallow up Fulshear proper. The original Dozier’s BBQ reflected this old-school meat market/barbecue joint vibe – laid back with an adequate menu of smoked meats.

New owners recently purchased the joint and brought in Buchanan – a Katy-area native who frequented Dozier’s growing up – to bring the smoked meats up to craft barbecue standards. And he’s done just that – keeping the best of the old-school joint (housemade sausage) with his own contemporary CTX-style skills. The addition of two Moberg offset barrel pits to augment the old-school Oyler has certainly helped with the transformation.





Owner(s): Jim Cummins & Steve Baur
Pitmaster(s): Jim Buchanan
Established: 1957
Address: 8222 FM 359, Fulshear, TX 77441
Hours: Tue-Sun 11AM-7PM or sold out
Phone: (281) 346-1411
Known for: Dozier's is still a full-service meat market with a dizzying array of outstanding housemade sausages.
Pro-tip: During hunting season (fall), Dozier's has a full-service game-processing facility.
Brisket price/lb: $24.00
Price Date: 2021-05-28


Building: A stand-alone building in the small town of Fulshear. Indoor & outdoor seating, including and expansive outdoor patio. Also functions as a grocery store, a market and a wild game processing facility.
Parking: There are several parking spots in front of the store, a larger lot on the side of the building and adjacent street parking.
Ordering: Counter-service - line up and place your order with the meat cutter and your tray is assembled in front of you.
Catering: Pickup, delivery, and full-service available. Minimum 100pp for full-service.
Pit(s): Dozier's cooks on a variety of smokers including a J&R Manufacturing Oyler rotisserie pit and a couple of off-set steel cookers by Moberg. They also use a commercial-style smokehouse for a variety of house-made sausages.



At Dozier's, a menu upgrade started with the smokers
Houston Chronicle
New life for an old barbecue joint at Dozier's in Fulshear
Houston Chronicle
Dozier’s Has Been Making Traditional Texas Barbecue for 63 Years. Under New Pitmaster Jim Buchanan, It’s Even Better.
Texas Monthly
Dozier’s BBQ in Fulshear Sports a New Patio and the Former Pitmaster of Buck’s BBQ
Houston Food Finder
Houston pitmaster to take over operations at Dozier's in Fulshear
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